Metal Backed Urethane ? You’ve come to the right source!
Metal backed urethane parts are extremely common for industrial applications and for the last 30+ years Plan Tech has mastered many different techniques to mold or cut the finished product. A particular strength is the breadth of our in-house capabilities such as grinding urethane parts which, when combined with our extensive experience, enables us to deliver tight tolerance metal backed urethane sheets while maintaining the quality control and cost effectiveness our customers require. The tests are performed according to an established set of standards provided by an accredited testing organization such as the Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) who define the procedures in detail. At Plan Tech we offer the industries largest selection of high-quality Metal Backed Parts some of which include:
Metal Backed Urethane Parts
Metal Backed Urethane Sheets: Metal backed urethane sheets are commonly found in replacement parts for assembly lines. Made from high-quality material specified to your requirements, metal backed urethane sheets can be cast up to 4′ foot square pieces. When used in assembly line applications the metal backed urethane sheets will be fastened in ways to act like a bumper or guide to keep product flowing in the right direction.
Expanded Metal Backed Urethane: Expanded metal backed urethane is used for many applications due to the low cost per sheet and how easily it is available. Commonly known as an impacted pad expanded metal backed urethane will act much the same with a core for added integrity and strength.
Expanded Metal Covered Urethane: Expanded metal covered urethane is used for many applications due to the low cost per sheet and how easily it is available. It is also a great choice when the part needs to be stiff against bending yet still hold all the properties of urethane on the surface. Expanded metal covered urethane is also a great choice when trying to add extra strength to a bonded surface like a metal plate that will be covered in urethane as well.
Aluminum Backed Urethane: Aluminum backed urethane is an ideal way to make 100’s of parts from just one aluminum backed urethane sheet. At Plan Tech we have a state of the art facility that can media blast the aluminum plate of any thickness and apply a chemical bonding adhesive that will be as strong as the urethane material. We have the ability to cast up to 4’ x 4’ aluminum backed urethane sheets any thickness with a tolerance of +/-.030.
One of our customers for metal backed bars utilizes an aluminum backed urethane bar to crimp a bag closed. Each part is heated in this application and also seals the bag under the extreme force. Sometimes the metal backed “core” will be cut to size the urethane will be molded into the part. Frequently Plan Tech will cast a larger sheet which will yield many parts. We have found using the latest technology from Flow water jet we can easily cut any size or profile metal backed urethane parts with extremely tight tolerances. Each metal core will be processed in our clean room charged with positive air pressure to ensure that foreign contaminants weakening the bonded surface.
Each core or plate is de-greased and media blasted before it is coated with a layer or chemical bonding adhesive. We continuously test our bonding urethane to metal process across thousands of parts to destruction ensuring our customers are achieving the best urethane bond to metal possible. Taking these extra steps ensures that the metal backed parts will never delaminate and have an extended life expectancy over similar materials. FDA requirements or no prints is not an issue, we can reverse engineer existing parts and match any requirements needed. Working with the end user allows us to rapidly prototype parts to ensure quality aftermarket metal backed urethane components.
Tight Tolerance Metal Backed Urethane Parts
In our production facility, we have a Flow Waterjet and Waterjet cut metal backed parts are just one of the many cast urethane services that Plan Tech provides. We utilize a “state of the art” Flow Water jet 4′ x 8′ Integrated Flying Bridge waterjet cutting machine. The dynamic head virtually eliminates the taper normally associated with waterjet cut urethane parts while improving cutting speeds, part accuracy and tolerances in cutting flat stock materials.
Our capabilities include:
- Taper elimination by Active Tolerance Control
- Versatility – cut with water only or abrasive
- Secondary finishing elimination
- Part tolerance and geometry improvement
- True part stacking ability with consistent tolerance layer to layer
- Vacuum assist technology for carbon fiber and other laminates
Made In USA Metal Backed Urethane Parts
Below are some of the benefits and advantages of metal backed urethane:
Filling the Gap Between Rubber and Plastic
Metal backed urethane is outstandingly able to withstand more loads than rubber because they are harder than rubber and yet more flexible than plastics. Their flexibility is accountable for their strength and remarkable ability to resist impact.
Metal backed urethane is the perfect choice for applications against severe wear regardless of low temperature. For some decades now, they have been the most used materials for environments that are highly abrasive owing to their super ability to resist abrasion. No other form of elastomers, metals, and plastics has a better abrasion resistance than polyurethanes. Their abrasion resistance ability is rated to be 10 times better than what other materials can provide.
Oil and Chemical Resistance
Like their abrasion resistance ability, the properties of metal backed urethane parts are highly capable of resisting oil and chemicals. This enables them to maintain stability (with minimal swelling) in water or oil etc. If you are looking for elastomer materials to use in subsea, then polyurethanes should be your ideal choice.
Affordable manufacturing process
Productions such as prototypes as well as one time products or one-off parts are often manufactured using polyurethanes.
Resilience is generally a product of hardness. Polyurethanes are the perfect choice for elastomer applications that can absorb shock. They have a high vibration frequency or outstanding ability for quick recovery. Their remarkable resilience ensures polyurethanes are very tough materials.
Metal Backed Urethane Sheets
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